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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have nurtured a connection to Country, with a profound sense of responsibility to the natural world, for more than 60,000 years. The First Peoples of Australia observe and adapt to the changing of the seasons and climate, and look to the land and the skies to build an intricate knowledge of their environment. They test, develop and advance effective ways of using and sustaining resources: fire, water, food and medicine.

How can all Australians increase and apply our understanding of traditional knowledge, enrich our quality of life and sustain our world? How can the world’s oldest continuing culture improve our understanding of the driest inhabited continent on Earth?

Join the First Peoples of Australia who are testing methodologies and making new discoveries, while applying and embedding traditional knowledge in practice today.

As possibly the world’s first astronomers, the First Peoples of Australia observe the sun, moon and stars to inform navigation, create calendars and predict weather. This event will feature astrophysicist and science communicator Kirsten Banks and environment and community specialist Djarra Delaney, with journalist Rae Johnston as MC. Join us as they delve into the astronomy knowledge of Indigenous Australians and how it contributes to global knowledge about the sky and stars.

Date: Thursday 12 November

Time: 5.30 – 6.30pm AEDT

Venue: Livestream at the top of this page

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Pre-register now to have your opportunity to submit questions to the speakers prior to the event.

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Contact Information

events@science.org.au

5:30 PM November 12, 2020

The sky and stars: the science of a continuous culture

 

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have nurtured a connection to Country, with a profound sense of responsibility to the natural world, for more than 60,000 years. The First Peoples of Australia observe and adapt to the changing of the seasons and climate, and look to the land and the skies to build an intricate knowledge of their environment. They test, develop and advance effective ways of using and sustaining resources: fire, water, food and medicine.

How can all Australians increase and apply our understanding of traditional knowledge, enrich our quality of life and sustain our world? How can the world’s oldest continuing culture improve our understanding of the driest inhabited continent on Earth?

Join the First Peoples of Australia who are testing methodologies and making new discoveries, while applying and embedding traditional knowledge in practice today.

As possibly the world’s first astronomers, the First Peoples of Australia observe the sun, moon and stars to inform navigation, create calendars and predict weather. This event will feature astrophysicist and science communicator Kirsten Banks and environment and community specialist Djarra Delaney, with journalist Rae Johnston as MC. Join us as they delve into the astronomy knowledge of Indigenous Australians and how it contributes to global knowledge about the sky and stars.

Date: Thursday 12 November

Time: 5.30 – 6.30pm AEDT

Venue: Livestream at the top of this page

Contact: events@science.org.au

Pre-register now to have your opportunity to submit questions to the speakers prior to the event.

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